§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement (1) on the cost in(a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 of measures to meet the aspirational diversity targets referred to on page 35 of the 2001 Departmental report; 
(2) on the cost in (a) 2000–1 and (b) 2001–2 of the diversity and equal opportunities framework for action. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
The cost of the measures which are intended to enable the Department to achieve its equality targets are inextricably linked to the broader costs associated with the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity, and cannot be separated. These are set out in the table. The key measures themselves are detailed in the Department's Diversity and Equal Opportunities Framework for Action.614W
The figures relate to the costs of the Department's central policy team and to corporately funded initiatives. They do not take into account local implementation costs which are managed within regional budgets. In addition, as the principles of equal opportunities and diversity are embedded into all of the Department's human resources policies and procedures it is not possible to identify those costs separately.
Year Cost 2000–01 1,242,829 2001–021 590,154 1 To the end of October 2001